with blood-red and golden leaves
illuminated by the rare autumn sun.
Some of your leaves have already fallen,
raindrops shining like jewels upon them.
I wonder at you as a soft wind blows
and yet you are invisible to those
on mobiles or with pavement eyes.
But then someone takes your photograph
for you're at your very best before
storms rip up beautiful colours from branches.
Yes, urban tree you are splendid now
for a while taking my troubles away
on this calm, azure late October day.